Downton Abbey kicked off the New Year this past weekend on PBS by taking us all back to 1920 where the theme of the new season was the tug between tradition and a rapidly changing world. As I settled in for this guilty pleasure du jour I realized the Crawley family members were facing the same issues as my readers: How much should […]
Michael Hyatt, CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers
It’s the time of year we begin to look ahead to the New Year and plan our business goals and strategy. You may have already made a note to yourself that you’d like […]
Like. Trust. Credibility.
This is the order in which we make decisions to hire a company or individual, or how we buy a product. In the “Like” stage, the Buyer either has a positive feeling about the brand or has a sense of enjoyment talking with you. Passing this first test can occur very quickly. But if a Buyer doesn’t have the […]
I’ve had a difficult task in front of my face for some time. I’ve been supremely good at finding ways to procrastinate getting this project done. There’s the really good excuse: lots of other client projects that pop up. There’s the wimp out excuse: doing […]
Oh, to be a fly on the wall at [fill-in-the-blank]! To be invisible at a client-vendor meeting. To be invisible at your in-laws! To be invisible in Donald Trump’s boardroom! (Oh, wait. We already get to see that one. “You’re fired!”)
One thing’s for sure: We’d all like to get a peek inside our competition’s boardroom (per se) without them knowing we were there, right? We’d […]
Cue Leonard Bernstein’s Make Our Garden Grow on YouTube while you read.
The most successful gardening requires lots of things many occasional (or uninformed) gardeners don’t want to do. Double-digging. (I hate doing this, but I just did it for my new garden.) Amending soil with […]